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Dyshidrotic dermatitis: are there many symptoms?

Dyshidrotic dermatitis: are there many symptoms?

DYSHIDROTIC RASH: DYSHIDROTIC DERMATITIS IS A BLISTERY ERUPTION ON THE PALMS AND SOLES.
THE BLISTERS ARE USUALLY SMALL.
THE ITCHING COULD BE VERY SEVERE.
IT IS NOT CONTAGIOUS.
OFTEN VERY DIFFICULT TO TREAT. . . ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Dyshidrotic Dermatitis (Definition)

Skin condition that is characterized by small blisters on the hands or feet. It is an acute, chronic, or recurrent dermatosis of the fingers, palms, and soles, characterized by a sudden onset of many deep-seated pruritic, clear vesicles; later, scaling, fissures and lichenification occur. Recurrence is common and for ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: dyshidrotic dermatitis?

What is the definition or description of: dyshidrotic dermatitis?

Dyshidrosis: Skin condition that is characterized by small blisters on the hands or feet. It is an acute, chronic, or recurrent dermatosis of the fingers, palms, and soles, characterized by a sudden onset of many deep-seated pruritic, clear vesicles; later, scaling, fissures and lichenification occur. Recurrence is common and for many can be chronic. ...Read more

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I believe I have pompholyx or dyshidrotic eczema (dyshidrotic dermatitis), probably the latter. How can I treat this?

I believe I have pompholyx or dyshidrotic eczema (dyshidrotic dermatitis), probably the latter. How can I treat this?

Dishidrotic eczema: In dyshidrotic eczema, typical first-line treatment includes high-strength topical steroids and cold compresses. Short courses of oral steroids are the second line of treatment for acute flares, and other immunosuppressants have also been tried. Corticosteroids are cornerstones of topical therapy. Guidelines have been established by the national institute of clinical evidence. ...Read more

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I have dyshidrotic dermatitis for more than 15 years. Steroids only lessens flare ups. No steroids, they come back. What do I do?

I have dyshidrotic dermatitis for more than 15 years. Steroids only lessens flare ups. No steroids, they come back. What do I do?

Have you: Have you been on Protopic or elidel (pimecrolimus)? Altretinoin gel has been helpful to patients also. See dermatologist to discuss other treatments. ...Read more

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I don't think I have contact dermatitis. I think it's "dyshidrosis" from what I've read online though how would I know? ...It's spreading!

I don't think I have contact dermatitis. I think it's "dyshidrosis" from what I've read online though how would I know? ...It's spreading!

Trying to diagnose: Yourself based on articles you read on line can sometimes lead you to incorrect conclusions. The best way to find out what is causing your skin problems is to see your dermatologist for a formal one to one evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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I am 37 and have had dyshidrotic and regular eczema since I was 18. But I suddenly broke out in a red bumpy rash around my torso and tops of my legs.

I am 37 and have had dyshidrotic and regular eczema since I was 18. But I suddenly broke out in a red bumpy rash around my torso and tops of my legs.

Eczema: With a history of eczema, you are more likely to get eczema anywhere. Moisturize heavily in the affected areas. Cortisone creams for red or itchy areas. ...Read more

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Scaly mildly itchy rash at side of fingers for 2-3 years (only at fingers-no irritant involv)no luck with antifungal tx. Dyshidrotic eczema or infection?

Scaly mildly itchy rash at side of fingers for 2-3 years (only at fingers-no irritant involv)no luck with antifungal tx. Dyshidrotic eczema or infection?

Contact/irritant: If you have dry skin, you will need to use a thick moisturizer after washing your hands whenever possible. Wear vinyl glove when washing dishes or anything else. Avoid scented soap of any kind. After washing hands before going to bed, apply some moisturizer on the hands and wear non-latex gloves overnight. Consider getting patch testing to find out whether contact allergen plays a role. ...Read more

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I have dyshidrosis and the blusters turned black from the inside. What could it be?

Blood: You likely have a small amount of blood inside the blister which should come off once the eczema heels during the current episode. The blood likely occurred from scratching or irritation or trauma. ...Read more

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What's done for dyshidrosis eczema?

What's done for dyshidrosis eczema?

The itchy blisters: Also known as pomphylix, is an intensely itchy that can be acute, chronic, or recurrent dermatosis of the fingers, palms, and soles, frequently with sudden onset of many deep-seated itchy, clear vesicles; later, scaling, fissures which can cause pain. It is diffult to treat and often requires potent steroids. There are other treatments. Consult doc/dermatologist for eval. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is dyshidrosis? What are its symptoms and treatments?

Dis=wrong: Dis=wrong, hydrosis=sweat. This is a term often tied to the process of excessive sweating or skin conditions related to excessive sweat. Treatment varies with the location and issue involved. ...Read more

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What treats dyshidrosis on my hands?

What treats dyshidrosis on my hands?

Lots of cream.: Reduce the frequency of washing your hand with harsh soap and avoid using hand sanitizer too much. Use the thickest lotion or cream you can find. Aquapor is pretty good because it's thick. This skin issue may come and go for you depending on how dry the skin on your hands are. ...Read more

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Dyshidrotic eczema but not itchy, what to do?

Topical Steroids: Dyshidrotic eczema that is unresponsive to general skin care measures is treated with higher potency topical corticosteroids like triamcinolone 0.5% ointment (group 3). Used twice per day while the rash is present then stop when it resolves. Avoid irritants, continue extensive skin hygiene measures, and encourage daily moisturization with products like Vanicream. ...Read more

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Is dyshidrotic eczema an autoimmune disorder? How is it treated?

Is dyshidrotic eczema an autoimmune disorder? How is it treated?

Cause unknown: Cause likely multifactorial. Characterized by sudden eruption of itchy vesicles on palms, soles, lateral aspects of the fingers. Vesicles persist for weeks, dry out, then resolve with skin peeling. Episodes may recur every 3-4 weeks for months/years. Daily moisturzation, avoid irritants/allergens, or exacerbating factors. Reduce stress. If unresponsive, high potency topical steroids are effective. ...Read more

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How should I treat dyshidrosis?

How should I treat dyshidrosis?

Depends: It's important to remove or get away from the source, if possible. Wear gloves when washing dishes, etc. We usually treat with creams or ointments containing steroids (like Hydrocortisone or triamcinolone) and with moisturizing lotions. In severe cases, there are some oral medicines that may be of some benefit. If over the counter meds aren't working, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a way to help my dyshidrosis?

Dyshidrosis: Dyshidrosis (also known as dyshidrotic eczema or pompholyx,) is a skin condition that presents as small, fluid-filled blisters on the palms and fingers of the hands or the soles and toes of the feet. With dyshidrosis, the affected skin becomes inflamed and the areas between skin cells open and fill with fluid. Treatment is with topical prescription steroids. ...Read more

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Is dyshidrosis genetic?

Cause unknown: A rare, sporadic and itchy eruption of small vesicles on the fingers, palms, toes and soles of the feet, also known as dyshidrotic eczema, or Pompholyx. It usually disappears in three weeks, but may recur. Topical steroids may be helpful. It is thought associated with seasonal allergies or stress. It occurs twice as often in women than men ...Read more

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What is dyshidrotic eczema?

What is dyshidrotic eczema?

Dyshidrotic eczema: This is a condition that affects the hands and fingers and usually presents as small clear bumps on the palms and sides of fingers and can be very itchy. It is not contagious and best treated with cortisone creams and moisturizers. ...Read more

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What causes dyshidrotic eczema?

Etiology unknown: Dyshidrotic eczema usually occurs on the palms and soles. We don't know why some people are at risk. But there are identifiable triggers. These include recurrent exposure to chemical or mechanical irritants like frequent hand scrubbing or washing, as well as irritating chemicals and certain allergenic metals like nickel. Steroid creams & avoiding irritants are the first choice treatments. ...Read more

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How can I cure my dyshidrosis on my fingers?

Dyshiderosis: You can control the dyshiderosis can be controlled with steroid creams, avoidance of nickel and possible use of potasium permanganate to dry up the lesions. ...Read more

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How do you tell dyshidrotic eczema and the common eczema apart?

How do you tell dyshidrotic eczema and the common eczema apart?

Location: Eczema is a broad term used to describe a group of conditions characterized by dry sensitive skin. It include atopic dermatitis (usually starting in childhood associated with allergies), xerotic eczema (winter's itch), and others. Dyshidrotic eczema specifically denotes eczema on the hands. Patients have tiny tapioca pudding like blisters on the sides of the palms and fingers. ...Read more

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Dyshidrotic Eczema is not linked to Asthma. Only Atopic Eczema is linked to Asthma (hence the term "Atopic March") Is this correct?

Dyshidrotic Eczema is not linked to Asthma. Only Atopic Eczema is linked to Asthma (hence the term "Atopic March") Is this correct?

Yes that's correct: Atopic march explains natural history of allergy progression in atopic individuals, while dyshidrotic eczema is different usually has no known cause, and treatment is different, but an individual can have the condition and have asthma too as two separate conditions not necessarily linked ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies to heal dyshidrosis?

OTC creams: Aquaphor ointment or gold bond cream can be tried.
Do not let it dry esp. After showers...treat soon. Always wear footwear/ socks. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat Dyshidrosis Eczema over the counter?

Not easy: Are the hands the major issues? If so.
Avoid antibacterial or scented soap.
Use a good moisturizer as often as possible after hand washing.
Avoid irritants or solvents- wear non-tatex gloves as precautions.
There is no great solution however OTC or Rx. ...Read more

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I have dyshidrosis. (¿nickel?) 1st break out lasted about a year & a half, went away for about 2 & is back. Need a successful cream recommendation...

I have dyshidrosis. (¿nickel?) 1st break out lasted about a year & a half, went away for about 2 & is back. Need a successful cream recommendation...

See dermatologist.: Dyshidrosis (or pompholyx) consists of itchy blisters on the sides of hands (and sometimes feet), and seldom responds to over-the-counter treatments, so don't waste your money. A dermatologist will give you a strong prescription cream or ointment, and possibly and oral or injectable medication as well. (nickel might be the trigger, but often is not.). ...Read more

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How do you get rid of dyshidrosis on fingers?

How do you get rid of dyshidrosis on fingers?

Dyshidrotic eczema: Moisturizing after hand washing and wearing gloves while doing wet work helps. A dermatologist may prescribe topical corticosteroids for redness and itch. ...Read more

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Only atopic eczema increases the chances for asthma right? If I only have dyshidrotic eczema, I won't get asthma right?

Only atopic eczema increases the chances for asthma right? If I only have dyshidrotic eczema, I won't get asthma right?

Relax: Your age is listed as 18 years. If you have not developed symptomatic asthma by now the chances of it happening are minimal. Asthma comes in a broad spectrum of expressions, from a mild cough variant form to those that require multiple medications and occasional hospital care. Males with significant asthma will generally present with problems by a year of age. ...Read more

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What else can look like dyshidrotic eczema on your hands?

What else can look like dyshidrotic eczema on your hands?

Rash: There are many things that can cause a rash on your hands. Excessive washing, dry skin not having enough lotion / cremes placed, allergic reaction. ... are several causes. It is difficult to diagnose skin problems without visualizing and closely examining the skin. Please arrange a physician evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between tinea pedis and plantar dyshidrosis?

What is the relationship between tinea pedis and plantar dyshidrosis?

Tinea pedis: Indirect: there is no relation except if the dyshidrosis it itchy and you scratch and cause breaks in the skin then fungus can penetrate better. Also if there is any moisture from the dyshidrotic vesicles, the moisture could promote the growth of the fungus. Also if strong topical steroids were used to treat the dyshidrotic eczema they could impair the host's resistance to a fungal infection. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dermatitis (Definition)

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